Justin Donhauser, assistant teaching professor at Bowling Green State University, has died.
Professor Donhauser worked mainly in philosophy of environment, with a focus on issues at the intersection of environmental ethics and applied philosophy of science. His writings, which covered topics ranging from climate science to robot ethics to scientific realism to endangered species (and more) were published in journals such as Philosophical Studies, Synthese, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, Biology and Philosophy, Environmental Values, and elsewhere. You can learn more about his research here and here.
Professor Donhauser joined Bowling Green State University (BGSU) in 2017. Prior to that, he held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Rotman Institute of Philosophy at Western University. He received his PhD and MA in philosophy at the University at Buffalo, and earned his bachelor’s degree at Buffalo State University. At Bowling Green he served not just as a professor, but also as director of the university’s Institute for Ethics & Public Affairs, which he co-founded.
A memorial notice at the BGSU Philosophy Department website calls Professor Donhauser “a devoted teacher and advisor” who “generously enriched the lives of his students, his colleagues, his friends, and his community.”
He died on October 12, from cancer, and is survived by his wife and two daughters.